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pipigor
Undecided

join:2000-04-12
Brooklyn, NY
reply to CGMason14

Re: Verizon is using Sandy as an excuse to force people to FiOS

my parents were hit by sandy... their current bill would be twice as much if they would sing up for fios. how is that possible?



vze089

@verizon.net

This thread is kinda funny, POT's is more reliable than fiber? Do you know how many times VZ workers have to change the copper pairs at both my location and at the CO because of the unreliability of the copper. The only bad part with my Fios experience, we have bad power and the plug the battery backup is plugged into is a GFCI and it was constantly getting tripped when we had sags in power. 8 Hr backup time? I think mine was down for at least a day of course internet and tv didn't work but the phone still does.

Fiber has a lower TCO than copper plus, just like the cable company, the government can not have as much control as they do copper.


jcondon

join:2000-05-27
Fishkill, NY
reply to pipigor

said by pipigor:

my parents were hit by sandy... their current bill would be twice as much if they would sing up for fios. how is that possible?

For phone and/or Internet? I was under the impression that in either case the price was supposed to be the same for either a year or two anyway?


eddie731

@verizon.net
reply to vze089

said by vze089 :

This thread is kinda funny, POT's is more reliable than fiber? Do you know how many times VZ workers have to change the copper pairs at both my location and at the CO because of the unreliability of the copper. The only bad part with my Fios experience, we have bad power and the plug the battery backup is plugged into is a GFCI and it was constantly getting tripped when we had sags in power. 8 Hr backup time? I think mine was down for at least a day of course internet and tv didn't work but the phone still does.

Fiber has a lower TCO than copper plus, just like the cable company, the government can not have as much control as they do copper.

first of all it's POTS not POT's. Second there are advantages and disadvantages to fiber and copper.


PoloDude
Premium,VIP
join:2006-03-29
Northport, NY
kudos:3

Besides the power needs of FiOS, Please list the other advantages/ dis-advantages of each.


pipigor
Undecided

join:2000-04-12
Brooklyn, NY
reply to jcondon

you were under wrong impression..


Gres7

join:2001-03-05
Brooklyn, NY

Speaking of reliability FioS vs Copper.
In my household I have 2 copper lines and 1 Fios line.

During Sandy: Using my FiOS line- I could NOT dial anywhere!
I was getting busy signal right after dialing last digit. And people could not get through to me as line was busy! Very annoying (and good luck trying to reach Fios people at that time).

At same time -I had ZERO problem on my copper lines IN or OUT.

List your pro/cons as much as you want, copper is here to stay in my house.


nyrrule27

join:2007-12-06
Howell, NJ

untill they force migrate you to fiber and you wont have a choice. they did it in Bartonsville, Texas and also in wesley chapel fl.

»www.fiercetelecom.com/story/veri···11-08-12



danclan

join:2005-11-01
Midlothian, VA
reply to Gres7

said by Gres7:

List your pro/cons as much as you want, copper is here to stay in my house.

Not really no, the all fiber infrastructure is coming whether you like it or not. Copper is dying, slowly and surely.

Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
Reviews:
·Optimum Online

said by danclan:

said by Gres7:

List your pro/cons as much as you want, copper is here to stay in my house.

Not really no, the all fiber infrastructure is coming whether you like it or not. Copper is dying, slowly and surely.

Wrong. Verizon has said they'll never, ever give us Fios, even though it's available 600 feet from here.

nyrrule27

join:2007-12-06
Howell, NJ

i have to agree...it prob isnt coming either. but if they wanted to they could force migrate you. they are doing it on the jersey shore. hence this thread.